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Severe windstorm forecast for portions of Vancouver Island

These winds may cause damage to exposed coastal sections
Trees down on the Frigon Road to Port Alice after a 2020 windstorm. (David Burnett

You’ll want to batten down the hatches if you live on Northern Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the region, noting that “Strong southeast winds ahead of an intense low-pressure system will develop Thursday morning and ease Thursday night.”

These winds may cause damage to exposed coastal sections of North Vancouver Island and the southern region of Central Coast - Coastal Sections.

Environment Canada also issued warnings for Western Vancouver Island, particularly Ucluelet, Long Beach and Tofino; as well as Eastern Vancouver Island, particularly from Courtenay to Campbell River.

The wind speed is estimated to be Southeast 90 km/h gusting to 110.

“Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage,” added Environment Canada. “High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

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Tyson Whitney

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I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media.
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